G1 Climax A Block Night 7 Results, 8/04 – Full Show with Japanese Commentary
Tama Tongs & Yujiro Takahashi of The Bullet Club b. Tomoyuki Oka & Katsuya Kitamura when Takahashi pinned Kitamura with Pimp Juice. Tomoaki Honma was on guest commentary. Takahashi and Kitamura started the match, with Kitamura easily overpowering Yujio. Tonga hit Kitamura from behind, and the two heels tried to double team. They failed. Oka tagged in and the two Young Lions hit double suplexes on the heels. Yujiro tripped Oka and hit an impressive looking slam. He and Tonga took turns working over Oka. Kitamura got the tag and ran wild on both heels. Four way brawl broke out. Soon afterward, Takahashi hit the Pimp Juice DDT to pin Kitamura.
Suzuki-Gun (NEVER Openweight Champion Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, & Taichi) b. Michael Elgin, Tiger Mask IV, & Hirai Kawato when Desperado pinned Kawato with Pinche Loco. As usual, a multi-man brawl broke out before the bell. Taichi in the ring tried to unmak Tiger, but got a Tiger Bomb in return. Elgin and Suzuki tagged in, with Elgin getting the better of Suzuki. Suzuki put Elgin in the sleeper, but Elgin powered put of the Piledriver attempt. Kawato and Desperado tagged in. All the faces hit splashes on Desperado. Kawato scored a near fall with a small package. The heels hit the ring and triple teamed Kawato. Suzuki put Elgin in a leglock to keep him at bay while Desperado hit the Pinche Loco on Kawato to get the pin.
After the match Suzuki-Gun knocked all the ring crew out o the ring and continued their assault on Elgin. The heels posed in the rinf before knocking around the ring crew again.
TenCozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) b. SANADA & BUSHI of Los Ingobernables De Japon when Kojima pinned BUSHI with a Lariat. The heels tried to jump Kojima, but he fended them off and tagged in Tenzan. TenCozy double teamed Sanada for the shine early on. Bushi tagged in and choked Tenzan with his shirt. Sanada tagged back in for a double team. Kojima got the hot tag and hit the Machine Gun Chops on both heels. Sanada put Kojima in the Paradise Lock. LIJ double teamed Kojima for the heat. Kojima hit a brainbuster on Bushi for a near call. A 3D took Sanada out of the equation. Kojima then won the match with a Lariat on Bushi.
Juice Robinson & David Finlay b. IWGP United States Champion Kenny Omega & Chase Owens when Robinson pinned Owens with Pulp Friction. Owens and Finlay started with chain wrestling. Finlay was coming out on top until Omega grabbed his leg. This allowed Owens to rally. Owens and Omega double teamed Finlay. Juice got the hot tag and nailed both heels with punches and connonballs to the corner. Juice went for the Pulp Friction on Owens but got met with double superkicks from Owens and Omega. Juiced ducked a Penalty Kick, and blocked a codebreaker. He then hit Owens with Pulp Friction to win the match.
IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano of CHAOS b. EVIL & Hiromu Takahashi of Los Ingobernables De Japon when Yano pinned Bushi with a roll up. As with what should be expected now with heel faction matches, a brawl broke out before the bell, with all four men going through the crowd. Evil whipped Okada into the barricade. Back in the ring, Takahashi was laying into Yano. Evil tagged in and hit a senton for a two count. Yano did his short arm hair pull and tagged in Okada, whho went for the Red Ink submission. Takahashi tried to interfere, but Okada ran him off. Side Slam by Evil on Okada. Takahashi tagged in and got hit by a flapjack. Okada tagged in Yano, who immediately removed a turnbuckle pad. That backfired, because Takahashi was able to take it from him and use it as a weapon. Dragon Screw by Takahashi. Yano yanked Takahashi’s hair and rolled him up for the quick three count. Takahashi sold it like he just saw somebody die.
Kota Ibushi p. Yuji Nagata with a knee strike. Lots of chain wrestling and reversals to start out. Yuji took a breather on the outside, and avoided a dive from Ibushi. Back in the ring, Nagata grounded Ibushi with several submission holds. Ibushi rallied with several strikes and a moonsault for a two count. Nagata fought back with an Exploder Suplex and several kicks. Ibushi fought back with kicks of his own, which lead to a dueling kick segment that left both men on the mat. From dueling kicks, they went to dueling forearms, and a German Suplex by Ibushi for a two count. Nagata locked in the Shiromi armbar, which Ibushi once again fought to get to the ropes to break. Nagata hit a Back Suplex for a near fall. Nagata kicked out of a Last Ride Powerbomb, but finally fell to Ibushi’s new knee strike.
After the match, Ibushi clutched Nagata’s hand like he was desperately sorry.
Bad Luck Fale p. Tomohiro Ishii with a Bad Luck Fall. Ishii tried taking it to Fale right off the bat with forearms and shoulderblocks. It did not end well as Fale slammed Ishii and applied a nerve hold. Several clubbing blows by Fale, who then missed a corner splash. This put Ishii on the offensive with strikes and clotheslines, until Fale hit a Samoan Drop. Fale scored a two count with a Big Splash. Ishii suplexed Fale (always an amazing sight) and leveled him with a running clothesline for a near fall. Fale clutched Ishii’s throat, only for it to be reversed into a submission. A second rope splash by Fale yielded a two count. Fale hit a Hand Grenade, but made no cover. Ishii got out of a Bad Luck Fall, and rallied with several strikes. A sliding clothesline by Ishii got a two count, but he again grabbed Fale’s arm for a submission. Fale turned this into a one-armed powerbomb. Ishii tried to stay on the offensive, but was felled by a spear and a Bad Luck Fall.
Hirooki Goto p. YOSHI-HASHI with a GTR. This was of course a battle of CHAOS members. Lots of shoulderblocks and running elbows to start things off. Neither man gained a true advantage for the first several minutes. Hashi hit a top rope neckbreaker for a near fall. Hashi got out of an Ushi Garoushi and hit a powerbomb for a two count. Yoshi put Goto in the Butterfly Lock for several minutes, but Goto did not submit. Goto hit an impromptu neckbreaker on his knee, and soon after an Ushigaroushi. Hashi escaped a few GTRs by reversing them into pinning combinations. But eventually, Goto hit bot a reverse and a regular GTR to score the win.
Tetsuya Naito p. Zack Sabre Jr. with Destino. Tonight has had a lot of heel vs. heel matches. El Desperado did his usual job of lacky at ringside. Naito spat on Zack and kicked him down in the corner. Sabre countered with mat based holds. Classic mixing of styles here. Naito countered with a neckbreaker, and landed his slingshot dropkick. Naito mounted ZSJ on the top rope for a move, but ZSJ countered with a wristlock to get back to the mat. Naito continued to use suplexes and kicks, with Zack countering them into submission holds. Naito hit a Tornado DDT. Several pinning counters, which ended with Naito hitting a Destino out of nowhere Randy Orton style to get the win. What’s amazing is I don’t think Desperado got involved in the match at all.
IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi p. Togi Makabe with a High Fly Flow. This main event is babyface vs. babyface. Tanahashi got the offense in early by dropkicking Makabe to the outside, and following that up with a plancha. Makabe decked Tanahashi with a clothesline on the floor. Back in the ring Makabe hit a powerslam for a two count. Tanahashi battled back with a bodyslam and senton. Both men did the 10 Fists On The Turnbuckle. Makabe with a Northern Lights Suplex for a near fall. Tanahashi dodged a King Kong Knee Drop. Sling Blade by Tanahashi, but a High Fly Flow missed. Both men hit German Suplexes for near falls, including Tanahashi hitting one off the top rope. Another Sling Blade by Tanahashi, followed by a High Fly Flow Bodypress, and a High Fly Flow Splash for the win. Much better match than I’m describing. Not a Match Of The Year Candidate, but had a “Big Match Feel”.
After the match, Tanahashi closed things out with his Air Guitar routine.
10 Hiroshi Tanahashi
10 Tetsuya Naito
8 Bad Luck Fale
8 Hirooki Goto
8 Kota Ibushi
8 Tomohiro Ishii
8 Zack Sabre Jr.
6 Togi Makabe
0 Yuji Nagata